Robin Parry scribbles the odd thought on various theological issues and books.
Richard of Saint Victor, On the Trinity
OK—here is advance warning of a classic theology text available in English for the first time . . . ever!
Richard of Saint Victor, twelfth century Christian mystic, was the author of a book that influenced the shape of the western trinitarian tradition for hundreds of years. That book was De Trinitate. It stands as a masterly example of the theological method of the period and remains a classic.
Sadly, only parts of it have ever been translated into English . . . until now.
This forthcoming Cascade volume presents
1. an introduction Richard and to De Trinitate
2. a commentary on the argument (accompanied by very helpful charts plotting the shape of the argument)
3. a full translation of the Latin text.
Richard stands within the Augustinian tradition but works as a creative thinker within that tradition. He deserves a lot more attention than he has received so I hope that this volume will play a role in stimulating a mini-revival of interest in him.
It should be available in a couple of months. Keep your eyes peeled.